Care Assistant & Companion, Ongar
£9.85 - £18.00 per hour plus mileage allowance
Flexible full and part-time hours available, between 16-40 hours per week
Are you looking for a rewarding career? Would you like to make a difference to the life of an older person and someone like Jean*?
There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Care Assistant & Companion could be perfect for you. We have part time and full-time hours available in the Epping, Loughton, Waltham Abbey, Harlow and surrounding areas of Essex. No experience is required as excellent training is provided.
My name is *Jean and I live at home in my own house with all my memories. Since my husband passed away, I am very lonely. Things I used to find easy are now becoming difficult and I can’t keep up with my daily duties. I have a wonderful small team of carers. One is called Claire and she comes to see me 5 times a week. Sometimes she helps to get me up in the morning, washed and dressed and makes my breakfast.
We sit and chat for a bit and then she will say goodbye, as I know she must go and visit someone else who needs help. Some days Claire comes back to see me at lunch time, reminds me to take my medication and makes me a healthy meal. Whilst I am eating my lunch, she is very kind and does a little housework. She sometimes takes me out to the local shops or to go my dancing class with my friends. Some days she may also come back to help me up the stairs to bed. I am so grateful for Claire and the rest of my team, they are like my extended family and I don’t know what I’d do without them, I always look forward to seeing them.”
Benefits & Hours:
- Flexible, full and part hours are available from 16-40 hours per week. (Unfortunately, we cannot offer block school hours or full-time hours due to the nature of the work)
- If you have some availability early mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons, evenings or a couple of hours on a weekend, then this position is ideal for you;
- Excellent training is provided;
- Excellent career development opportunities as we want to invest in your future;
- The biggest benefit of all is making a difference every day.
Come and join the best!
You could be joining an award-winning national brand who focus on a companionship led care service. They have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. They are rated “Outstanding” by the CQC which is amazing.
This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits to a purely private client base, but the focus being on companionship. Imagine having Dementia but still being able to go to your bingo game, still being able to pick up your pension and going into town on a Wednesday for a cup of tea and some company. You would be helping make these things happen every day!
Do you have a big heart? Becoming a Care Assistant & Companion to an older adult is a wonderful job so if you are excited by this opportunity, we want to hear from you.
*Jean is just an example of someone you will support